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Full Frontal (2002)

A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party.

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Arty film-within-a-film revolves around seven people with little in common whose lives collide. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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2 August 2002 (USA)  »

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How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$739,834 (USA) (4 August 2002)

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$2,506,446 (USA) (22 September 2002)
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Trivia

After the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, Steven Soderbergh dropped a plot element about placards telling How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire, a phrase that he had also intended to use as the film's title. See more »

Goofs

Catherine's black notebook and pen suddenly appear on the airplane armrest between shots, after her tape player clicks. See more »

Quotes

[from the trailer]
Carl: You can't pretend that you are having sex with someone, when you are actually having sex with them.
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There are no opening credits for the movie. Instead, opening credits are shown for the "movie within the movie". See more »

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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Au Loft
Composed and Orchestrated by Jacques Davidovici
Published by Les Editions du Quartier (Administered by Marada USA/Criterion Music Corp.)
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31 December 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I found Full Frontal to be a rejuvenating film. I am so use to seeing films that are so structured and plot is thrown at you, with this film I didn't know what was going to happen next. I went in to the viewing of this without knowing what to expect, I can say I didn't have high expectations about it. I didn't let the knowledge of Steven Soderbergh as a director influence how I began watching it. I went in with an open mind and I think you really need to in order to get the ideas presented. This film took a risk by using well known actors, brilliant actors, making the public believe that this would be a film like all of the others. For me, it was great to see the versatility. I was glad that there was some true acting going on, there was an enormous amount of truth coming from each artist on the screen. To see truth and honesty and open hearts on screen allowed me to really embrace this film. Some people may say they disliked it because they didn't have any sympathy for any of the characters, well I think that it doesn't really matter if you do or not. This film was a day in the life of people who are all in some way intertwined and are all brought together for a brief moment. I feel that it is trying to portray the truth of each person and if that was the idea, Steven accomplished something great. I have only rented it but I intend to go out and buy it. It is a good resource for actors searching for what truth honestly looks like on screen. Full Frontal is a good exposure of the soul really bringing each characters truth out in to the open.


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